October 2009: Gingival swelling left posterior mandible
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. Charles Weber
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Olympia, WA
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is a 65-year-old white female with a rapidly enlarging gingival swelling interproximal to teeth #s 19 & 20. This swelling was of three weeks’ duration and is red and ulcerated. The lesion was not painful and the patient’s only complaint was that the lesion was growing larger. It was 0.8 x 1.2 cm in greatest dimensions. Radiographs were negative for any bony changes. The patient denied tobacco use. She drinks 1-2 glasses of wine per week.
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